Birmingham eye Mounir El Hamdaoui loan deal

Birmingham eye El Hamdaoui loan deal but must shift costly Zigic first

Chris Hughton is interested in signing Ajax striker Mounir El Hamdaoui on loan – if he can shift Nikola Zigic off his wage bill.

Zigic is costing Birmingham City 50,000-a-week and has been offered to Espanyol until the end of the season.

El Hamdaoui has been a target for Fulham and West Ham in recent months.

Megabucks: Nikola Zigic (right) earns 50k per week at Birmingham

Megabucks: Nikola Zigic (right) earns 50k per week at Birmingham

He was at formerly contracted to Spurs, and has not played this season for the Dutch club following a fall-out with manager Frank De Boer.